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Construction Cost, Productivity and Technology Differential Between Singapore and Australia

Project Member(s): Forsythe, P.

Funding or Partner Organisation: ZACD PTE LTD (ZACD INTERNATIONAL PTE LTD)

Start year: 2013

Summary: The proposed research project explores cost, productivity and construction technology differentials between Australia and Singapore. The aim of the research is to create a basis for benchmarking and measuring the above issues and from this, enable property developers and construction managers in Singapore to make strategic decisions about the best way to manage arising productivity issues. Key areas include increasing labour costs and the subsequent prospect of adopting increased levels of industrialisation in construction processes to reduce onsite labour. The use of enabling technologies such as Building Information Modelling, also require consideration. A second phase to this work, not dealt with in this proposal, may incorporate an additional comparison with the Chinese building industry. The need for this approach will be dealt with following the completion of the scope of work outlined in this proposal.

Keywords: Construction productivity

FOR Codes: Quantity Surveying, Building Construction Management and Project Planning, Construction Processes not elsewhere classified